Evansdale and Star City Public Art Tour

From outdoor sculptures and murals to indoor galleries and venues, Morgantown offers many opportunities for experiencing art for free! This Clio tour explores works of art on the Evansdale campus of WVU and Star City area.

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Milton Horn’s History of Medicine Marble
Located in the entrance of the Health Sciences Center Library on the Medical Campus at WVU, these unique marble pylons have served as a symbol of the history of medicine, as well as a symbol of what WVU Medicine has brought to this area.
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Health Sciences Library, WVU Libraries
The Health Sciences Library is one of seven libraries on West Virginia University's campuses. It's located on the 2nd floor of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (North), in the Learning Center above the Pylons atrium. It provides support for the schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health. The library was initially known as the Medical Center Library and opened in the Basic Sciences Building in 1957. This came after pressure for the university to build a medical library since 1935. The library's name was changed in 1993 when the Medical Center changed its name in honor of Senator Robert C. Byrd.
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The Erickson Alumni Center
The West Virginia University Erickson Alumni Center is one of 11 alumni centers sponsored by the Erickson Foundation. The Erickson Foundation was created by Charlie Erickson, a lifelong West Virginia resident, who was born in McDowell County.
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Jack Fleming Statue, Erickson Alumni Center
Jack Fleming (1923-2001) was an announcer for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bulls, and WVU football and basketball. Known as the "Voice of the Mountaineers," Jack Fleming served as WVU's football and basketball announcer intermittently from 1947 to 1996. This statue was commissioned by John and Anita Fleming in 2009 and was completed by artist Jamie Lester. Located in the Fleming Corner of the Erickson Alumni Center, the Vandalia Bronze statue of Fleming serves as a memorial to the man once described by Jerry West as "an artist with words."
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College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Building
Also known as the CPASS building. Construction on the 65,000 sq. ft. building began in October 2012, and it opened to students in the fall of 2014.
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New Agricultural Sciences Building
The new West Virginia University Agricultural Sciences Building opened September 9th, 2016 and lies adjacent to the original Agricultural Sciences Building that was built in 1961, which had not undergone any significant renovations since its completion. It is a five story, 207,000 square foot building that is nestled in WVU's Evansdale campus and pays homage to the college's land-grant heritage. It was designed to accommodate the needs of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, and features research labs that support animal and nutritional sciences, landscape architecture, and soil sciences, among other things.
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Evansdale Library
Evansdale Library is located on the Evansdale campus of West Virginia University. It is currently located next to the Agricultural Sciences building. The library was built with the purpose of supporting the academic research and programs specific to Evansdale campus. It contains resources centered on agricultural disciplines, computer science, education, engineering, landscape architecture, art, forestry, music, theater, physical education, and mineral resources.
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The Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum
The Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the social, cultural, and technological history of West Virginia’s coal and petroleum industries through the collection, preservation, research, and exhibition of historical objects and archival materials.
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Art Museum of West Virginia University
Opened in 2015, the Art Museum of West Virginia University provides a welcoming and stimulating educational environment for diverse audiences to experience the transformative power of visual art. By exploring the varied artistic traditions of different cultures, past and present, visitors gain a better understanding of themselves, their communities, and their world.
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Nath Sculpture Garden at Art Museum of WVU
The Nath Sculpture Garden is a 2.5 acre garden in front the Art Museum of WVU. It features a labyrinth-like path, works of art, and a variety of plants. The sculpture garden was developed and funded by the late Dr. Joginder Nath, professor emeritus and former chair of the genetics and developmental biology program at WVU. All rocks and plants incorporated in this garden were hand selected by Nath and the WVU School of Design and Community Development, and a number of programs at WVU contributed their time and talents to realizing this project. The garden features sculptures by artists from the United States, China, and Zimbabwe. The Nath Sculpture Garden opened in 2016, shortly after the opening of the Art Museum of WVU, and is open year-round.
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College of Creative Arts/Creative Arts Center
West Virginia University's College of Creative Arts was formed in 1969 and the Creative Arts Center, or CAC, was dedicated to the college. The CAC was created to serve as a meeting point for 3 academic and artistic disciplines: music, art, and drama. This was thought to be a big step in emphasizing the state's culture and integrating it into academic spaces. The building itself was completed in three phases, with each one corresponding to a different artistic interest. The first phase, which was devoted to music, was completed as early as 1967-1968. This section cost $7 million out of the total $10 million needed for the complete CAC. The building currently houses a 1,420-seat concert theater, opera and studio theaters, and two art galleries.
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Outdoor Sculptures at WVU Creative Arts Center
Around the perimeter of the WVU Creatives Arts Center is an outdoor sculpture site, comprised of permanent and temporary sculptures. The various permanent sculptures all have similar themes of synthesis to the natural environment and industrial elements. It features permanent structures: “Last Dance,” “The Discovery IV,” “The Bubble Pack Bench Series,” and “Earth Giant.”
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Jerry West Statue at West Virginia University Coliseum
In February 2007, West Virginia University dedicated a life-size bronze statute to honor one of the greatest basketball players to play for the Mountaineers, Jerry West. Situated outside the Coliseum in Morgantown, the statue complements the Jerry West Lounge that was established during the 1998-99 season. Jerry West was a West Virginia native who went on to be a 14-time NBA All-Star and an NBA champion. This statue, created by Morgantown artist Jamie Lester, honors the man who many believe changed West Virginia University basketball forever.
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Hot Rod Hundley Statue
Rodney Clark “Hot Rod” Hundley was born on October 26, 1934 in Charleston, West Virginia. Hundley played for WVU from 1954 to 1957. His signature style of dribbling and on-court antics led to the nickname of “Hot Rod.” Following his college career, Hundley was drafted in the first round to the Cincinnati Royals and was then traded to the Minneapolis Lakers, where he played from 1957 to 1963. After his retirement, Hundley continued to employ his passion for basketball by becoming a sports broadcaster for the NBA. In 2010, WVU retired his number 33, making him and Jerry West the only WVU players to be awarded the honor. Following his death in 2015, a bronze statue of him was placed outside of the WVU Coliseum.
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"A Father's Love" at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park
The John F. Kennedy Memorial recognizes the place where the young Senator announced his intention to enter the West Virginia primary as a Democratic Presidential candidate in 1960. Winning the West Virginia primary helped Kennedy secure the Democratic nomination and become elected President later that year. Local statesman Michael A. Oliverio Sr. wanted to honor Kennedy as well as the love and dedication of fathers everywhere. “A Father’s Love,” featuring a bas-relief of Kennedy and a statue of John-John, was dedicated in Star City on June 17th, 2007. The memorial is located in the John F. Kennedy Memorial Park along the waterfront and Rail Trail.
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"All Gave Some, Some Gave All" Memorial
This bronze sculpture and stone monument honor Star City residents who served in the military. The memorial is located at the JFK Memorial Park in Star City.
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Star City Riverfront History Mosaic
Artist Debora Palmer created this mosaic with BOPARC Arts in the Parks campers in 2015 on the Star City waterfront, depicting the highlights of the area's history.

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